The Shower Series: Artist Statement
For the last few years I have been inviting people to visit my apartment and allow me to photograph them in a very intimate space; my bathroom. I have also been inviting them to take a shower as I continue to shoot them. I soon came to the observation that warm water running over my subjects bodies relieved them of any unnerving awkwardness the camera brought about. Once they were relaxed, the bathroom turned into a confessional.
Many of my subjects shared intimate details of their life with me and with every new person came a brand new allegory. With every new visit I had a new protagonist; A new plot and a new parable of hurt and heroic that came undone. An independent study that has given rise to some of the fastest, most disarming relationships I have formed.
Secretly I have been told by my subjects that it is thrilling and adventuresome to be in my shower; Secretly cheating my traditional and tame Indian upbringing I live through all of my subjects, fighting their wars and braving their fears for those few hours, where we are connected through this pious space.